Mojito Elephant Ear

‘Mojito’ Elephant Ear (Colocasia esculenta) strikes a stunning profile with bold speckled foliage. Every leaf produces its own unique pattern, reaching up to two feet long. Strong stems lift the foliage skyward before arching gracefully outward for a fountain-like appearance. Perfect for creating privacy and adding lush foliage to outdoor spaces, container gardens, or flower beds. Elephant ears also make great houseplants!
Zones1 - 10
Easy To Grow
Good For Containers
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Full Shade
Water Tolerance
Mature Height 24-36" tall
Bulb Spacing36-48" wide
Shipping DetailsShipping begins the week of February 27th, 2023 Learn More…
Item Package SizeBag of 1

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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(24-36" tall x 36-48" wide) ‘Mojito’ Elephant Ear is a favorite among gardeners for their tropical foliage and ease of care. Elephant ears are quite versatile in the landscape, adding dramatic texture and color to mixed beds and borders or container plantings. Give these plants plenty of water and afternoon shade; they can be grown in full shade, but foliage color is more intense with some sun. Elephant ears can be grown in up to 6-inches of standing water, making them an ideal emergent plant for water gardens or for planting in streambeds. These are frost-sensitive plants. ‘Mojito’ is winter hardy in zones 8-10 and frost sensitive. In colder areas, dig bulbs before the first frost; bulbs can be grown indoors in containers over the winter, or stored in a dormant state and replanted in spring. For winter storage, trim foliage and allow plants to cure for one to two days in a warm, dry location; store in a plastic bag or ice chest filled with moist peat moss, in a dark and cool (not freezing) place, such as a basement.
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Common Name
Mojito Elephant Ear PP#21995
Botanical Name
Colocasia esculenta Mojito PP#21995
Item Package Size
Bag of 1
Light Requirements
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade, Full Shade
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Bulb Spacing
36-48" wide
Planting Depth
Plant 2-3" deep.
Soil Type
Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Easy To Grow, Good For Containers, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Ships To Canada
Planting Guides

Summer Blooming Bulbs, including popular varieties such as gladiolus and dahlias, are planted in the spring and bloom in the summer. Most of these bulbs are tropical and require warm weather to be planted. There must not be any danger of frost and your ground temperature must have reached 55 degrees Fahrenheit before planting. Many of our summer blooming bulbs can be planted as perennials in zones 9-10 (zone 8 if mulched), but should be treated as annuals in cooler climates. You can lift them and store them in the fall, or bring patio pots inside before frost. See page 15 of our Planting Guide for a bulb depth planting illustration.

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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Zone 9Shipping begins the week of February 27th, 2023
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of February 27th, 2023

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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